18 Funny Kids Books!
18 of the Funniest Kids Books!
Kids' books have the power to transport children to magical lands and imaginative worlds. They introduce young readers to fantastical creatures and characters who inspire creativity and spark their imagination. And among the most beloved children's books are those that make them laugh out loud. This blog post will explore some of the funniest kids' books that will keep your little ones giggling for hours.
You cannot start a blog about funny children's books without mentioning iconic names like Roald Dahl and Dr Seuss. These two pioneered the way for creative and entertaining children's stories that both children and adults can enjoy together. If you are looking for a bumper box set of these two authors, check out our Roald Dahl Collection 16 Books Box Set and A Classic Case Of Dr Seuss 20 Books Collection. Moving away from these classic icons and onto more modern hilarity, here at Books2Door, we have highlighted some of our funniest favourites that we hope you and your little ones will enjoy.
Hilarious Picture Books
The Hat Trilogy by Jon Klassen
The Hat Trilogy, written and illustrated by Jon Klassen, is a series of three picture books that tell the story of a group of animals and their adventures with a discarded hat. The books, titled I Want My Hat Back, This Is Not My Hat, and We Found a Hat, are all beautifully illustrated and full of subtle humour that will make both kids and adults laugh. The stories are simple yet engaging, and each book has a satisfying conclusion. The Hat Trilogy is a must-read for anyone who loves picture books and appreciates clever storytelling; grab all three books in our Hat Trilogy three-book set!
The Pigeon Series by Mo Willems
The Pigeon Books, written and illustrated by Mo Willems, is a series of children's books that follow the mischievous adventures of a feisty pigeon. The books are known for their simple yet expressive illustrations and witty writing that appeals to both children and adults. The Pigeon's bold personality and hilarious antics make him a beloved character among young readers. The series includes popular titles such as Don't Let the Pigeon Drive the Bus! and The Pigeon Needs a Bath!, which teach important lessons about patience, sharing, and hygiene in a fun and entertaining way. For a bumper set of Pigeon books, check out our Don't Let The Pigeon seven-book set. The Pigeon Books is a must-read for any child's library.
Do Not Open This Book & Do Not Open This Book Again By Andy Lee
Do Not Open This Book and its sequel, Do Not Open This Book Again by Andy Lee, are interactive and humorous children's books that invite readers to break the rules and disregard the title's warning. The books follow the misadventures of a comical blue character named Pig, who tries to convince the reader not to turn the page or interact with the book in various ways. The books use bold and colourful illustrations, funny dialogue, and engaging activities to encourage children's participation and creativity. With its clever metafictional approach, Do Not Open This Book and Do Not Open This Book Again offer a fun and entertaining reading experience that children and parents alike will enjoy.
Narwhal and Jelly Series by Ben Clanton
Narwhal and Jelly is a delightful comic book series created by Ben Clanton that follows the adventures of Narwhal, a happy-go-lucky narwhal, and Jelly, a more cautious jellyfish. The series features charming illustrations and witty dialogue, making it an instant hit among young readers. Each book in the series is filled with funny situations, friendship themes, and messages of acceptance and inclusivity. With its fun and engaging storytelling, Narwhal and Jelly have quickly become a favourite among children and parents alike. The series has won numerous awards, including the prestigious Eisner Award, and is a must-read for anyone looking for a heartwarming and humorous comic book experience. This comic series is a perfect stepping stone to bridge the gap between picture and chapter books. Check out our Narwhal and Jelly six-book collection set; they make an adorable and hilarious addition to any bookshelf.
Side-Splitting Books for 7-9-year olds
Grimwood by Nadia Shireen
The Grimwood series, written and illustrated by Nadia Shireen, is a spooky and fun-filled collection of chapter books that follow the adventures of a group of monsters. The books are full of quirky characters, witty humour, and imaginative storylines that appeal to young readers. The series teaches essential values such as acceptance, friendship, and courage. The Grimwood series is known for its engaging storytelling and delightful illustrations, which capture the unique personalities of each character. The series is perfect for children who love spooky stories with a heartwarming twist. The Grimwood books are a must-read for any child's library. Get the first two novels AND the world book day book Welcome to Grimwood in this Grimwood Collection.
Dog-Man and Cat-Kid Series by Dav Pilkey
Dav Pilkey is a popular children's author and illustrator who has created two beloved series of books, the Dog-Man and the Cat-Kid series'. Both series are graphic novels that combine humour, action, and heartwarming moments that appeal to children of all ages. The Dog-Man series follows the adventures of a half-dog, half-human police officer named Dog-Man, who uses his unique abilities to fight crime and protect his city. The books are filled with hilarious puns, action-packed scenes, and colourful illustrations that will capture any child's imagination. The series teaches important values such as teamwork, perseverance, and the importance of doing the right thing.
The Cat-Kid series follows the adventures of a mischievous cat named Cat-Kid, who goes on wild escapades with his best friend, a mouse named Li'l Petey. The books are full of witty writing and colourful illustrations that bring the characters to life. The series teaches important lessons about friendship, loyalty, and the power of forgiveness. Both the Dog-Man series and the Cat-Kid series have become extremely popular with children and parents alike. They are known for their engaging storytelling, humorous writing, and delightful illustrations. The series inspires young readers to explore their creativity, use their imagination, and learn valuable life lessons in a fun and entertaining way. These graphic novels are perfect for fans of Bunny Vs Monkey!
The Bad Guys by Aaron Blabey
The Bad Guys book series, written and illustrated by Aaron Blabey, is a wildly popular collection of chapter books that follow the adventures of a group of reformed villains. The books are full of quirky characters, witty humour, and action-packed scenes that appeal to young readers. The series teaches important values such as teamwork, empathy, and the power of friendship. The Bad Guys are known for their hilarious antics and their willingness to do the right thing, even if it means going against their villainous nature. The series has become a favourite among children and has spawned a spin-off series, The Bad Guys in Space, which takes the lovable characters on a new set of adventures in outer space.
Sam Wu is Not Afraid by Katie & Kevin Tsang
The Sam Wu is Not Afraid book series, written by Katie and Kevin Tsang, is a fun and light-hearted series that follows the adventures of a young boy named Sam Wu. Sam Wu is convinced that he is brave, but when faced with various challenges, he struggles to overcome his fears. The series explores themes of friendship, family, and overcoming obstacles in a relatable and engaging way for young readers. With hilarious illustrations and a charming storyline, the Sam Wu is Not Afraid series is perfect for children who love funny and heart-warming stories that inspire them to be brave and face their fears.
Pizazz by Sophy Henn
Pizazz is a book series written and illustrated by Sophy Henn that follows the adventures of a young girl named Pizazz. Pizazz has a secret: she's a superhero with powers that she can't always control. The books explore themes of family, friendship, and finding one's place in the world. With colourful illustrations and a charming storyline, Pizazz is perfect for children who love superhero stories with a twist. The series teaches important lessons about self-acceptance, empathy, and the importance of using one's powers for good. Pizazz is a delightful and empowering read that inspires young readers to embrace their unique strengths and talents. Get the first three in the series here, Pizazz by Sophy Henn book set.
Hysterically Funny Books for 9-12-year olds
Horrible Histories by Terry Deary
Horrible Histories has gained global notoriety due to its educational and accessible books. Not only are they excellent learning resources, but they are hilariously funny too! Check out The Horrible Histories Savage book set; it is full of thrilling and gruesome stories that delve into the darker side of history. The set features six books, each exploring a different historical era and packed full of fascinating facts, hilarious jokes, and gruesome tales. From the savage Stone Age to the terrifying Tudors, the books will captivate and educate young readers. Terry Deary's unique writing style makes history come alive, and his use of humour and graphic illustrations adds an extra layer of engagement. The Horrible Histories Savage book set is perfect for children who love history and enjoy learning in a fun and entertaining way.
The Extremely Embarrassing Life of Lottie Brooks by Katie Kirby
The Extremely Embarrassing Life of Lottie Brooks is a book series written and illustrated by Katie Kirby that follows the life of Lottie Brooks, a young girl who is constantly finding herself in embarrassing situations. The books are full of relatable humour that will make both kids and adults laugh out loud. The series is perfect for children who love funny and relatable stories that explore the ups and downs of growing up. With delightful illustrations and witty writing, The Extremely Embarrassing Life of Lottie Brooks is a must-read for any child's library. The series teaches important lessons about self-acceptance, friendship, and the importance of being true to oneself.
The Beast and The Bethany by Jack Meggitt-Phillips
The Beast and the Bethany series, written by Jack Meggitt-Phillips, is a darkly humorous and heartwarming series of books that follows the adventures of a mischievous girl named Bethany and her unlikely friend, a beast named Ebenezer. The books are full of quirky characters, witty humour, and imaginative storylines that appeal to young readers. The series teaches important values such as empathy, friendship, and the importance of being true to oneself. The Beast and the Bethany series is known for its engaging storytelling and charming illustrations, which bring the characters to life. The series is perfect for children who love funny and thought-provoking stories.
Tom Gates Series by Liz Pichon
Tom Gates is a popular children's book series by Liz Pichon featuring a humorous and relatable protagonist, Tom, who navigates his way through the everyday challenges of school, family, and friendships. The series follows Tom's misadventures, doodles, and quirky sense of humour, making it a hit among young readers. Each book in the series is filled with illustrations, handwritten notes, and funny anecdotes that capture the essence of Tom's world. The series has won several awards and has been translated into more than 40 languages, making it a worldwide phenomenon. It's a must-read for children who enjoy humour, creativity, and a bit of mischief. You can get books 1-15 here in our ultimate Tom Gates: Books 1-15 set.
The World of David Walliams books!
David Walliams is a popular British comedian and children's author who has gained a massive following with his hilarious and heartwarming books. Walliams' children's books are known for their quirky and eccentric characters, imaginative plots, and playful humour. Many of his stories tackle important issues, such as bullying, friendship, and acceptance while still maintaining an engaging and entertaining tone. Walliams' books have been praised for their ability to appeal to both children and adults with their witty writing and relatable themes. Some of his most popular titles include Gangsta Granny, The Boy in the Dress, and Billionaire Boy, all of which have been adapted into successful television adaptations. You can grab these titles and more in our The World of David Walliams - The Terrific Ten!
Diary of a Wimpy Kid by Jeff Kinney
The Diary of a Wimpy Kid book series, written and illustrated by Jeff Kinney, is a wildly popular collection of middle-grade books that follows the hilarious misadventures of a boy named Greg Heffley. The books are full of relatable humour and witty observations about growing up that appeal to both children and adults. The series explores themes of friendship, family, and navigating the ups and downs of middle school. With charming illustrations and a clever storyline, the Diary of a Wimpy Kid series has become a favourite among children and has sold millions of copies worldwide. Get the first fourteen books plus a do-it-yourself journal in our Diary of a Wimpy Kid 15 books collection.
Amusing Reads for Tweens (14+)
Finding the perfect book that will make your hormonal teenager smile can be a tricky task. There are so many emotions and thoughts going through their mind it could help to read some hilarious young adult books that may resonate with them.
To all The Boys I’ve Loved Before by Jenny Han
To All The Boys I've Loved Before book series by Jenny Han is a heartwarming and relatable YA romance series. The trilogy follows the life of high school student Lara Jean Covey, who writes secret love letters to all of her past crushes, only to have them mysteriously sent out. The first book follows Lara Jean as she navigates the aftermath of the letters being sent and embarks on a fake relationship with one of her former crushes, Peter Kavinsky. Throughout the series, readers are taken on a journey of self-discovery and the ups and downs of young love. Han's writing is charming and engaging, making the books difficult to put down. To All The Boys I've Loved Before series is a must-read for anyone who enjoys YA romance with relatable characters and a touch of humour, ideal for fans of the Netflix show.
Confessions of Georgia Nicolson by Louise Rennison
The Confessions of Georgia Nicolson book series by Louise Rennison is a hilarious and quirky coming-of-age series set in England. The books follow the life of Georgia Nicolson, a self-absorbed and dramatic teenage girl who navigates the ups and downs of adolescence. From dealing with embarrassing parents to navigating her first kiss, Georgia's adventures are both relatable and laugh-out-loud funny. Rennison's writing style is unique, filled with witty one-liners and over-the-top descriptions of Georgia's life. The series is a cult classic, beloved by readers for its humour and relatability. The Confessions of Georgia Nicolson series is a must-read for anyone looking for a lighthearted and entertaining read and a fantastic series for anyone who enjoyed the movie starring Georgia Groome and Aaron Taylor Johnson.
The Disreputable History of Frankie Landau-Banks and other novels by E.Lockhart.
Lockhart is a renowned author, known for her unique writing style and ability to captivate readers. Her books are often characterized by complex characters and intricate plotlines that keep readers guessing until the very end. One of her most popular novels is The Disreputable History of Frankie Landau-Banks, which follows the life of a teenage girl who attends a prestigious boarding school and becomes involved in a secret society. The novel explores themes of power, feminism, and the complexities of teenage relationships with a great amount of humour woven in. Lockhart's writing is engaging and thought-provoking, making her books popular among both YA and adult audiences. Check out our E. Lockhart 5 book set for this amazing book and many more!
In conclusion, these fun children's books are sure to keep your little ones entertained and laughing for hours. Whether your child loves animals or crayons, silly words or potty humour, there's a book on this list that they're sure to love. Reading funny books is a great way to encourage a love of reading and inspire creativity, so be sure to check out these hilarious titles and share them with your little readers. For more hilarity, check out our funny books page!
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